[ foh-buhs, -bos ]
/ ˈfoʊ bəs, -bɒs /
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Also Pho·bus [foh-buhs]. /ˈfoʊ bəs/. Classical Mythology. a son and attendant of Ares and the personification of a fear held to possess armies and cause their defeat.
Astronomy. one of the two moons of Mars.
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British Dictionary definitions for Phobos
/ (ˈfəʊbɒs) /
the larger of the two satellites of Mars and the closer to the planet. Approximate diameter (although it has an irregular shape): 23 kmCompare Deimos
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Scientific definitions for Phobos
[ fō′bəs ]
The larger and inner of the two planetary satellites of Mars.
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