Bound ribosomes are like baking bread that is packaged and shipped outside of the home. Or more literally, free ribosomes synthesize proteins that are used inside the cell, such as the enzymes used in glycolysis. Bound ribosomes synthesize enzymes that the cell secretes, such as digestive enzymes in the human stomach.
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.