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plasma , ătis, n., = πλάσμα, something formed or moulded.
I. Lit., an image, figure, a creature (eccl. Lat.): “emancipator servientis plasmatis,Prud. Cath. 7, 184.—
B. Transf., an affected modulation of the voice (post-Aug.), Pers. 1, 17: “sit lectio non in canticum dissoluta, nec plasmate, ut nunc a plerisque fit, effeminata,Quint. 1, 8, 2.—
II. Trop., a fiction (post-class.), Aus. Ep. 10, 1; Mart. Cap. 9, §§ 913, 998.
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    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 1, 8.2
    • Persius, Saturae, 1
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