Definition of Oscinian
1. n. One of the Oscines, or singing birds.
2. n. Any one of numerous species of dipterous files of the family Oscinidæ.
Medical Definition of Oscinian
1. One of the Oscines, or singing birds.
2. Any one of numerous species of dipterous files of the family Oscinidae. Some, whose larvae live in the stalks, are very destructive to barley, wheat, and rye; others, as the barley fly (Oscinis frit), destroy the heads of grain.
Source: Websters Dictionary
(01 Mar 1998)
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