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Liebig

[lee-bikh] /ˈli bɪx/
noun
1.
Justus
[yoo s-too s] /ˈyʊs tʊs/ (Show IPA),
Baron von
[fuh n] /fən/ (Show IPA),
1803–73, German chemist.
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Examples from the Web for Liebig
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  • True, but with Liebig fermentation was by no means synonymous with life.

  • I should think the Liebig would be the best for her, at any rate better than this stuff.

    The Dash for Khartoum George Alfred Henty
  • This, says Liebig, is given as an example of a "licht-bringende Versuch."

    Pioneers of Science Oliver Lodge
  • On the one hand Liebig's theory of fermentation was widely held and taught.

    Alcoholic Fermentation Arthur Harden
  • Liebig was not ignorant of this, but he regarded it as a simple coincidence.

    Louis Pasteur Ren Vallery-Radot
  • The memoir of Liebig was filled with the most skilful arguments.

    Louis Pasteur Ren Vallery-Radot
  • Liebig's second objection had reference to acetic fermentation.

    Louis Pasteur Ren Vallery-Radot
  • After the example of Liebig in 1870, Dr. Bastian did not accept the challenge.

    Louis Pasteur Ren Vallery-Radot
  • I remembered your passion for autographs, and asked Liebig for his on your account.

  • About seven, Liebig came to us and asked us to spend the evening at his house.

British Dictionary definitions for Liebig

Liebig

/German ˈliːbɪç/
noun
1.
Justus (ˈjʊstʊs), Baron von Liebig. 1803–73, German chemist, who founded agricultural chemistry. He also contributed to organic chemistry, esp to the concept of radicals, and discovered chloroform
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Liebig in Science
Liebig
  (lē'bĭg)   
German chemist who was one of the first to investigate organic compounds and to develop techniques for their analysis. Liebig also first described the process now known as photosynthesis, and he made observations about the use of fertilizers that led to many improvements in agricultural practices.
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