nonadaptive

adjective
non·adap·tive | \ˌnän-ə-ˈdap-tiv, -a-\

Definition of nonadaptive 

: not contributing to the fitness, performance, or survival of an organism or its parts : not arising by adaptation : not adaptive Organisms are integrated systems and adaptive change in one part can lead to nonadaptive modifications of other features …— Stephen Jay Gould nonadaptive behavior

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1872, in the meaning defined above

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nonadaptive

adjective
non·adap·tive | \ˌnän-ə-ˈdap-tiv, -a-ˈ \

Medical Definition of nonadaptive 

: not serving to adapt the individual to the environment nonadaptive traits

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