maladaptation

noun
mal·ad·ap·ta·tion | \ˌma-ˌla-ˌdap-ˈtā-shən \

Definition of maladaptation 

: poor or inadequate adaptation

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1877, in the meaning defined above

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maladaptation

noun
mal·ad·ap·ta·tion | \ˌmal-ˌad-ˌap-ˈtā-shən \

Medical Definition of maladaptation 

: poor or inadequate adaptation psychological maladaptation

Other Words from maladaptation

maladaptive \ˌmal-ə-ˈdap-tiv \ adjective
maladaptively adverb

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