rare Of a system, group, behaviour, etc.: comprising or connecting several diverse aims or interests.
Designating or relating to an animal which breeds more than once in its lifetime; iteroparous.
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.