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maladaptation

[ mal-ad-uhp-tey-shuhn ]
/ ˌmæl æd əpˈteɪ ʃən /
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noun

incomplete, inadequate, or faulty adaptation.

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Origin of maladaptation

First recorded in 1875–80; mal- + adaptation
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