dysadaptation

noun
dys·​ad·​ap·​ta·​tion | \dis-ˌad-ˌap-ˈtā-shən, -əp- \

Medical Definition of dysadaptation 

: an impaired ability of the iris and retina to adapt properly to variations in light intensities that is often indicative of vitamin A deficiency

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