[ foh-buh s, -bos ]
/ ˈfoʊ bəs, -bɒs /


Also Pho·bus [foh-buh s] /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.
Compare Deimos. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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Science definitions for phobos

[ fōbəs ]

The larger and inner of the two planetary satellites of Mars.
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