Types of muscle cells
Skeletal Muscle cells. Skeletal muscle cells are long, cylindrical, and striated.
Cardiac Muscle Cells. Cardiomyocytes are short and narrow, and fairly rectangular in shape.
Smooth Muscle Cells. Smooth muscle cells are spindle-shaped and contain a single central nucleus.
Muscle Cell Definition: A muscle cell is also known as Myocyte, which is a specialized animal cell that can shorten its length by using a series of motor proteins especially arranged in the cell.
The short, non-striated — and, hence — smooth muscle cells contain only one nucleus. Cardiac muscle cells appear striated, though they also appear less organized into stripes than skeletal muscle cells. These cells may branch out, forming physical connections with many surrounding cells.