Jus·tus [yoo s-too s] /ˈyʊs tʊs/, Baron von [fuh n] /fən/, 1803–73, German chemist. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for liebig

Historical Examples of liebig

  • 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."

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

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

    Louis Pasteur

    Ren Vallery-Radot

British Dictionary definitions for liebig



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


[lēbĭg]Baron Justus von 1803-1873

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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