magnetar

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mag·ne·tar

 (măg′nə-tär′)
n.
A neutron star with a very strong magnetic field. Magnetars are the proposed sources of observed gamma-ray bursts.

[magnet(o)- + -ar (as in pulsar, quasar).]

magnetar

(ˈmæɡnɪtɑː)
n
(Celestial Objects) a type of neutron star that has a very intense magnetic field, over 1000 times greater than that of a pulsar
[C20: from magnet(ic) (st)ar, on the model of quasar]
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magnétar
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The new MagneStar magnetic liquid level gauge from L.