(Of a frequency distribution or its graphical representation) having less kurtosis than the normal distribution. Compare with leptokurtic, mesokurtic.
- All distributions of signed asymmetry tended to be lepto - rather than platykurtic, so antisymmetry could definitely be excluded.
- The best-fitting models therefore imply platykurtic distributions of mutational effects, although it is not possible to discriminate between these models and models involving bimodal distributions of mutation effects.
- For instance, regenerative recruitment of adjacent release units might explain the platykurtic sub-population of sparks under some experimental conditions.
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