Definition of misadaptation in English:

misadaptation

Pronunciation /ˌmɪsadəpˈteɪʃn/ /ˌmɪsadapˈteɪʃn/

noun

  • Defective or inadequate adaptation, lack of adaptation; an instance of this.

Origin

Late 19th century. From mis- + adaptation, perhaps after misadapt.