"Epithelial tissue is like the brand name Lego: Lego has differently sized and shaped blocks, and epithelial tissue has differently sized and shaped cells. Lego blocks can be arranged into differently shaped structures, and epithelial cells can be arranged into differently shaped structures as well. "
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.