maladaptation

[ mal-ad-uh p-tey-shuh n ]
/ ˌmæl æd əpˈteɪ ʃən /
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noun

incomplete, inadequate, or faulty adaptation.

Origin of maladaptation

First recorded in 1875–80; mal- + adaptation
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Word Origin and History for maladaptation

maladaptation


n.

1829, from mal- + adaptation.

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