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Etymology: New Latin, from English platykurtic + New Latin -osis
: the condition of being platykurtic

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/plat'ee kerr toh"sis/, n. Statistics.
the state of being platykurtic.
[1935-40; PLATYKURT(IC) + -OSIS]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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