leptokurtic etymology

English word leptokurtic comes from English -ic, English kurtosis, English lepto- ((physics) lepton. Thin, fine, slender.)

Detailed word origin of leptokurtic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
kurtosis English (eng) (statistics) A measure of "heaviness of the tails" of a probability distribution, defined as the fourth cumulant divided by the square of the variance of the probability distribution.
lepto- English (eng) (physics) lepton. Thin, fine, slender.
leptokurtic English (eng) (statistics) Said of a distribution if it has positive kurtosis.

Words with the same origin as leptokurtic

Descendants of -ic
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Descendants of kurtosis
Descendants of lepto-
leptocephalic leptochlorite leptocurare leptocystidium leptocyte leptogenesis leptogenic leptogluon leptokurtosis leptokurtotic leptomorphic leptophilic leptophobic leptoproduction leptoquark leptosome leptosporangium