"Pino- is the intake of fluid from outside environment which can include anything... Ions, viruses, proteins.... Pinocytosis is like putting your hand in a mix of candy jar and picking whatever comes into your hand."
"Another form of endocytosis is pinoeyto$is. Pinocytosis is sometimes refmed to as "cell drinking." In pinocytosis, small droplets ofliquids or large molecules enter the
cell via an invagination ofthe cell membrane. Pinocytosis is like phagocytosis only on a much smaller scale. Both processes require ATP as a source ofenergy."
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.