"Fertilization is like a complex square-dance of cells moving about, dividing and changing; if any part
gets out of step, the likely result is a mote and not a viable seed. With fertilization, the genetic cycle is now
completed as the fertilized embryo contains a full complement of genetic material"
"The journey to fertilization is like running a gauntlet."
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.