Liebig theory

Lie·big the·o·ry

(lē'big),
that the hydrocarbons that oxidize readily and burn are aliments that produce the greatest quantity of animal heat.

Lie·big the·ory

(lē'big thē'ŏr-ē)
Theory that the hydrocarbons that oxidize readily and burn are foods that produce the greatest quantity of animal heat.

Liebig,

Baron Justus von, German chemist, 1803-1873.
Liebig theory - that the hydrocarbons that oxidize readily and burn are nutritive material that produce the greatest quantity of animal heat.