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

[Greek, fear, deity who personifies fear, from phobos, fear; see -phobe.]
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(Celestial Objects) the larger of the two satellites of Mars and the closer to the planet. Approximate diameter (although it has an irregular shape): 23 km. Compare Deimos
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(ˈfoʊ bəs, -bɒs)

one of the two moons of Mars.
[< Greek Phóbos the son and companion of Ares, literally, panic, fear]
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Noun1.Phobos - the larger of the two satellites of Mars
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