leptokurtic

leptokurtic
lep·to·kur·tic (lep″to-kurґtik) [lepto- + Gr. kurtos convex] pertaining to a probability distribution more heavily concentrated around the mean, i.e., having a sharper, narrower peak, than the normal distribution with the same variance. Cf. platykurtic.

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