A condition where- biological, psychological, behavioural and/or defence mechanisms are detrimental to the survival and reproduction of a species.

MALADAPTATION: "Any characteristics that hamper the abilities for an organism to survive or pass on its genes to the next generation is considered a maladapted."
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