"A glioma is like an octopus with a head that is easily distinguished from the brain but tentacles extending into normal brain. The head can be excised but the attempted removal of the tentacles means damaging the brain."
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.