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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).]
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(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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The new MagneStar magnetic liquid level gauge from L.J.
Two papers by the same authors using Heun type functions are Fermions in Magnestars Crust in terms of Heun Double Confluent Functions [104] and The Approximative Analytic Study of Fermions in Magnetar's Crust; Ultra-Relativistic Plane Waves, Heun and Mathieu Solutions and Beyond [105].