|the trunk of the body from the neck to the abdomen; thorax|
|the joint of the leg that allows for movement between the femur and tibia and is protected by the patella|
mesencephalon mes·en·ceph·a·lon (měz'ěn-sěf'ə-lŏn', měs'-)
The portion of the vertebrate brain that develops from the middle section of the embryonic brain. Also called midbrain.