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  • adj. Said of a distribution if it has positive kurtosis.

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lepto- + kurtosis + -ic

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  • Distributions with long tails are called leptokurtic; distributions with short tails are called platykurtic. Normal distributions have zero kurtosis.

    David M. Lane et al., Introduction to Statistics (I don't see the date), p. 669

    April 7, 2018