maladaptation

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

Definition of maladaptation

  1. :  poor or inadequate adaptation

First Known Use of maladaptation

1877


Medical Dictionary

maladaptation

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

Medical Definition of maladaptation

  1. :  poor or inadequate adaptation psychological maladaptation

maladaptive

\ˌmal-ə-ˈdap-tiv\play adjective

maladaptively

adverb

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