[foh-buh s, -bos]


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

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Historical Examples of phobus

  • They took a course which carried them behind Phobus where they were shielded.

    Giants on the Earth

    Sterner St. Paul Meek

British Dictionary definitions for phobus



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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phobus in Science



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