Definition of polytelic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌpɒlɪˈtɛlɪk/


  • 1Sociology
    rare Of a system, group, behaviour, etc.: comprising or connecting several diverse aims or interests.

  • 2Zoology
    Designating or relating to an animal which breeds more than once in its lifetime; iteroparous.

  • 3Botany
    Of an inflorescence (especially a synflorescence): having axes that are indeterminate (i.e., that do not terminate in a flower).


1930s. From poly- + ancient Greek τέλος end, completion + -ic.